Driverless cars

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, the autonomous vehicle company created by Google's parent company, Alphabet, introduces a Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo's own suite of sensors and radar, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A self-driving car service that Google spinoff Waymo plans to launch later this year in Arizona will include up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans under a deal announced Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 31, 2018 - 1:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A self-driving car service that Google spinoff Waymo plans to launch later this year in Arizona will include up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans under a deal announced Thursday. The agreement is the latest sign of Waymo's confidence in its self-driving car technology...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2017, file photo, the White House is lit with blue lights in honor of World Autism Awareness Day in Washington. Top U.S. tech executives and researchers are gathering at a White House summit, Thursday, May 10, 2018, to press Trump administration officials on investing in artificial intelligence and crafting policies they hope will strengthen the economy without displacing jobs. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 10, 2018 - 5:20 pm
President Donald Trump hasn't said much, if anything, about artificial intelligence, but his administration is warming up to the idea of investing more in the technology and finding ways to build new skills for the U.S. workers it replaces. "The Trump administration will ensure our great nation...
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Herbert Diess, right, new CEO of Volkswagen , and Hans Dieter Poetsch, left, chairman of the board of directors of the Volkswagen stock company, address the media during a press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 13, 2018 - 6:22 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's new CEO said Friday that the automaker must "significantly step up the pace" as it pushes ahead with electric and self-driving vehicle technologies and offers transportation as a digitally driven service. Herbert Diess said that a newly announced management...
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Andreas Renschler, right, a board member at Volkswagen AG and CEO of Volkswagen Truck & Bus, and Hino Motors President and Chief Executive Yoshio Shimo, left, pose for the media during a press conference in Tokyo, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Hino Motors, Toyota Motor Corp.'s group truck manufacturer, and Volkswagen Truck & Bus of Germany agreed Thursday to work together in a partnership on technologies like hybrids, electric cars, autonomous driving and connectivity. (Katsuya Miyagawa/Kyodo News via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 6:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Hino Motors, Toyota Motor Corp.'s group truck manufacturer, and Volkswagen Truck & Bus of Germany agreed Thursday to work together on technologies such as hybrids, electric cars, autonomous driving and connectivity. Under the deal, the companies will maintain independence but...
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The logo of German car manufacturer BMW is pictured on a BMW 7 car prior to the earnings press conference in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
March 21, 2018 - 9:00 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW's profits this year will at least equal last year's results as the automaker sinks billions into developing electric and autonomous car technology to meet expected changes in how people get from one place to another, the company said Wednesday. Chief Financial Officer...
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The New Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion is presented during the press day at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 1:19 pm
GENEVA (AP) — This year's Geneva auto show is crowded with new cars flaunting electric and autonomous technologies meant to help unclog city streets and fight global warming and air pollution. That didn't stop carmakers from offering their traditional crowd-pleasers: ostentatious displays of...
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In this undated image made from a video provided by Ford Motor Co. a self-driving vehicle from Ford Motor Co. and Ford partner Argo AI drives in Miami, Fla. Ford is making Miami-Dade County its new test bed for self-driving vehicles. (Ford Motor Co. via AP)
February 27, 2018 - 11:25 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is making Miami-Dade County its new test bed for self-driving vehicles. The automaker and its partners — Domino's Pizza, ride-hailing company Lyft and delivery company Postmates — are starting pilot programs to see how consumers react to autonomous and semi-autonomous...
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FILE - In this photo Wednesday, May 14, 2014 file photo, a Google self-driving car is on exhibit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Driverless cars will be tested on California roads for the first time without a human being behind a steering wheel under new rules for the fast-developing technology. The regulations approved Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, are a major step toward getting autonomous vehicles onto the streets of California, the nation's self-driving car hub. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 26, 2018 - 9:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Driverless cars will be tested in California for the first time without a person behind a steering wheel under new rules approved Monday for the fast-developing technology. The regulations are a major step toward getting autonomous vehicles to dealerships and onto the streets of...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.'s Easy Ride robo-vehicle starts going from its global headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 22, 2018 - 11:07 pm
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Starting next month, Nissan Motor Co. is testing on regular roads what it calls "a robo-vehicle mobility service." Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. But Easy Ride won't necessarily be easy if poor internet connections mean it won...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2012, file photo, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Ride-hailing giant Uber's full-year net loss widened to $4.5 billion in 2017. The results also showed that Uber cut its fourth-quarter net loss by 25 percent from the third quarter as new CEO Khosrowshahi moves to make the company profitable ahead of a planned initial public stock offering sometime next year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
February 14, 2018 - 10:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is focused on cutting the company's massive losses and "getting the love back" after a year of damaging revelations about the ride-hailing service's sometimes heartless treatment of its employees, drivers, regulators and rivals. "We strive to be and...
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